Can I put a CFL light bulb in my three-way lamp?

There are three-way CFL bulbs available for fixtures or lamps that require this feature. Make sure and check the packaging to determine if the bulb is intended for this use. Installing three-way CFLs can require extra effort since they can be slightly larger than their matching incandescents, but they use 1/3 as much energy. This specialty bulb usually comes in the “soft white” color temperature.

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